Serves a Crowd

Crispy Sheet Pan Pizza

August 27, 2019
3 Ratings
Photo by Three Hungry Bellies
  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Cook time 2 hours
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

No pizza oven, no peel, no pizza stone? Not even a mixer? No problem! Super simple pizza with a crispy bottom & light interior made at home! —Three Hungry Bellies

What You'll Need
  • 500 grams bread flour
  • 350 grams water
  • 5 grams salt
  • 6 grams yeast
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese
  • sprinkle of dried or fresh basil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, water, salt, and yeast until a dough is formed. It should be wet and slightly sticky.
  2. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  3. After the 5 minutes is up, uncover the dough, and wet your hand in water. Give the 2 book folds. Flip it over so the seams are facing down. Let it rest for 10 minutes
  4. After 10 mins are up, give it one more book fold and then let it rest for about 1 ½ - 2 hours or until it has doubled in size.
  5. Once you see that the dough is doubled in size, grab a sheet pan and pour the olive oil in and transfer the dough on to the sheet pan and slowly spread the dough out until the sheet pan is covered by the dough. Use some extra olive oil on your hands to help prevent sticking. Let rest for 30 – 45 minutes or until noticeable puffy.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees farenheit and once the dough is done puffing up, gently spread on the sauce, sprinkle the cheese on, and top with basil. Bake for 20 minutes.

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12 Reviews

Annapolis J. April 15, 2021
If you are a new cook and followed this recipe as written you’d have a giant mess. PLEASE rewrite it. Add all the ingredients except for the olive oil? Do you mean to include the sauce and the cheese? Bc that’s how it’s written. Bad form.
That said, I used my scale and folliwed the instructions. It turned okay. I wants the charred edges but wondered how you get that in a 400•oven. Is the photo a result of styling? Did it get run under the broiler or did a stylist hit it with a blow torch? That should be disclosed.
It turned out crispy bc of the olive oil, but the crevices and pillowy bumps were not experienced by me. And I’m a good home cook. Needless to say, won’t look for any more Food52 recipes. BTW, it wasn’t bad, wasn’t good, and did not look anything like the recipe photo. Bad vibes for me from your website. Good luck!
Three H. April 16, 2021

I can understand how that can be confusing so I fixed it. Thanks for the heads up.

Lol no, I don't have a blow torch. Thats just what happens to my pizza at 400F. If you're looking for those spot and bubbles make sure you check the temp of your oven. It can vary or it can be totally off. You could even go to 450F but id watch it carefully.

That being said, every oven, dough, and environment is different. There are so many variable that affect bread/pizza making that even a pro can have a hard time. My recipe or not, i do hope you keep trying.


[email protected] August 24, 2020
I’m always excited to try a new pizza recipe, but alas I don’t own a scale so as good as it looks, this one will slip away.
ninaedlin August 16, 2020
Can you tell me what size sheet pan was used? Thanks!
Three H. August 17, 2020
Hey! I used a half sheet pan which is 18x13. Hope this helps. :)
ninaedlin August 25, 2020
Perfect, thanks! Excited to try! :)
meghanbob June 13, 2020
This is easy and delicious! Thanks be made several times and it comes out perfect every time!!
Three H. August 17, 2020
Awesome! So happy to hear that. :)
meghanbob June 13, 2020
This is amazing!!! I love it and have made it several times. So easy and whatever problems the other reviewer mentioned must have been fixed. Mmmmmmm
Three H. August 17, 2020
Thank you!! I'm glad you've been liking it. :)
Caroline J. March 20, 2020
I'm sorry to say but this recipe is riddled with errors. Salt is called for twice and the olive oil is referenced in the directions without quantity. I was happy to find a recipe using weighted measurements, however, with the errors I cant trust it will turn out.
Three H. March 20, 2020
sorry about that! I fixed it. Not sure what happened.
Also this is my original recipe.